East Coast Wine Trail

East Coast Wine Trail
East Coast Wine Trail

Monday, 2 December 2019

New wine experiences recognised at Feathertop

The Boynton family's Feathertop winery in the Alpine Valleys region of Victoria is the latest winery to join the Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia collection. 

Feathertop Winery is located in Porepunkah and boasts boutique accommodation, a charming cellar door, a variety of wine tastings and experiences as well as on-site dining options. 

At the cellar door, visitors can explore the Feathertop Providore, which features a selection of locally cured meats, Milawa Cheeses, Mt Buffalo Olives Olive Oil, dukkah and quince paste; pumpkin seed loaf, dips, pestos, olives, Harrietville Trout Farm smoked products, terrines, antipasti and more.

Boutique accommodation is available on site for couples in the Mt Buffalo View Apartment or for groups in the Peggy Adelaide Suite.

Kate Shilling, Executive Officer of UWEA says: “Victoria's wine industry is going from strength to strength and the quality of tourism experience available across the state continues to draw visitors. We are so pleased to add to our collection with such a fabulous winery in this emerging region.”

Among the experiences on offer at Feathertop:

Behind the Wines & Vines: A privately hosted behind the scenes vineyard and winery discovery tour. The tour begins from a special vantage point in the vineyard where guests will be introduced to the varietal mix, the vineyard philosophy and operations happening on the day. The expert host will explain the wine crushing operations, winemaking philosophy, and offer for tasting some tank samples when available. The tour concludes with a wine tasting of current-release wines.

Pedal & Picnic in the Vines: A self-guided tour of the vineyard sees guests welcomed by a Feathertop team member who will share some of the owner's favourite picnic spot locations. Guests are free to wander or cycle around the vineyard as "vineyard service angels" get to work setting up a secluded picnic. A ready-made hamper is then delivered with wine and some vineyard insight and secrets.

The UWEA group now comprises 24 member wineries, with representation in most of Australia's renowned wine regions across six states.

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